Squealing motorist's reaction goes viral

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Winter Weather Alabama

A US motorist's close encounter with an enormous lorry has gone viral across the Internet, but not for the reason you may think.

With America currently gripped in some of the worst weather seen for a generation, motorists have been battling endless tailbacks and snow-bound highways for most of the month.

For the unlucky driver sat behind this dashcam, things took a turn for the worse when he was suddenly confronted by an 18-wheeler in the middle of a poorly executed overtaking manouvre.

It's a sight that would make any driver wide-eyed with fear, but this motorist's screams of shock as he narrowly avoids being struck at speed have seen him become an Internet sensation.

Of course, it is never wise to laugh at other people's misfortune, and luckily this driver escaped unharmed, which is just as well – no one wants to be known for going out squealing like a girl.

With thanks to Car Throttle.